Lists of Trekking Equipment that you need to bring for Kanchenjunga North Base camp.
You need a duffel bag that is supposed to be waterproof with a strap along with a TSA lock. In your duffel bag, you keep all the clothes and essential gear while trekking. And this will be carried by our porter. Regarding the size, you can choose from 100 liters to 140 liters duffel as this size all you to fit most of the things you need for trekking.
It is the most important piece of equipment for trekking and climbing. Normally the smaller and lighter the size, the more expensive it is. Regarding the warmth of sleeping bags, down sleeping bags are warmer than synthetic ones. You need to bring a sleeping bag that rates up to -20c and a liner just in case it feels colder.
It’s a daypack bag that you carry while waking where you put your wallet, camera, water bottle, rain cover, fleece jacket, and windproof jacket. Regarding the size of the daypack bag, the size of a small-medium 30 to 40-liters day bag with some side pockets where you can fit your water bottle or gloves is good. Moreover, if you can fit your Camelbak in your daily carry it is more efficient in the coldest weather as your water doesn't get freeze.
You can bring two water bottles in which you can drink in one and treat water in another to refill again. (Nalgene water bottle is good as you can put hot water as well if you want) you also can bring Camelbak which can be very handy for climbing.
- Short sleeve synthetic t-shirts*3(while trekking you sweat a lot so, synthetic t-shirts are best to bring as they are light and dry fast)
- Wind shirts*1
- Long sleeve Merino wool t-shirts*2
- Synthetic insulated jacket (you can use it for climbing as well)
- Fleece glove
- Insulated gloves
- Buff (trail gets very dusty with trekkers and animals passing by you so, you can use it as a mask)
- Sun hat
- Fleece hat
- Rain gear or poncho.
- Lower body
- Trekking shoes (prober boots with grip is recommended as trail are rough so you might twist your ankle)
- Slipper or lightweight shoes (it is handy when you have done day trekking)
- Cotton hiking shocks
- Hiking pants*2
- Fleece trouser
- Underwear trousers*2
- Waterproof paint
- Fast drying-camp towel (a towel for a shower so it's good to have one)
- Body wipes (it comes in handy if you don't take shower, especially in higher altitudes where there are no showers)
- Toilet papers
- Lip balm
- Games such as playing cards, dice games, etc.( you can play them with your friends)
- Sunscreens (minimum of SPF 40 plus as in higher altitude sunlight are direct and more penetrating.
- Mobile phone (you can use it as an alarm or communicate when it has a signal)
- Chargers for your gadgets
- Medical kit (Diamox, Imodium, ibuprofen, throat lozenges, tape, scissor,
- Zip-lock plastic bag (Although you put your all stuff in a duffel bag, however, Zip-lock bag can come in handy when you want to separate your items like toiletries, socks, underwear, and smelly clothes)
- Headlamp or torchlight
- Hand sanitizer
- Trekking sticks (most people use them and it is very helpful while walking rocky trails and especially for knees going downhill.
- Pocket knife